Clinical Research is a partnership between doctors and patients working together to improve medicine. Research can mean studying interventions, like new medicines, to understand them better. Research can also mean comparing healthy volunteers to persons with specific conditions to learn what causes disease. The ultimate goal of all clinical research is to cure disease and improve quality of life.
Clinical research is not for everyone, and sometimes new drugs or medical devices turn out not to work. However, many times clinical research leads to important medical advances that can benefit participants and future patients.
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Last updated on: Tuesday, 20-Sep-2011 13:27:17 EDT